As we made our way through the showrooms at Maison&Objet this year, it dawned on me: there was a huge variety of color compared to previous years.
The thing about color is that it makes you notice.
It grabs your attention.
And while it wasn’t all big or flashy colors on display, palettes were more diverse, lush, playful, and fun.
Of course, there were plenty of big colors too! In fact, there was an entire showroom dedicated to the contemporary designer Elizabeth Leriche’s take on this still-evolving trend titled “Color Power.”
Leriche designs rooms with bold, complementary color combinations that pop, like red and blue. Or unusually bright colors all in the the same family, like yellow, orange, and brown, that envelop you in a certain mood.
The results are vibrant, exciting, and upbeat.
Colorful retro styles have been trending for years. At the same time, quieter, more muted palettes have been the dominate style. Trends like japandi design, which combines Scandinavian and Japanese elements, have been big for over a decade. They emphasized simplicity, natural elements, and comfort.
But “Color Power” kind of stole the show at Maison&Object 2022. It set the tone for the whole trade fair that may have something to do with a shift on the horizon. After years of very serious news and life-changing events all around the world, consumers might be looking to brighten up their lives with more colorful, cheerful designs.